The class is focused on designing effective instruction in a 3D world.
So, here are some links on the topic.
- Definition of Metaverse
- The Metaverse Roadmap Project
- Metaverse Roadmap Overview
- Article titled: Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning
- Article titled Defining and Understanding Virtual Worlds
- Games and Learning? Getting Serious
- Blog by ProtoSphere founder. Ron Burns
- Like Fish to Water, my weekly entry on TrainingDay blog
- Intellagirl's web site
And, in the spirit of "fair and balanced reporting" here is a great posting by Clark Aldrich of why Second Life (metaverses in general) are not good learning platforms...read the comments as the discussion progresses in an interesting fashion.
Top Ten Missing Features of Second Life as an Educational Simulation Platform
Recommended Games and Gadgets